When it comes to hair you can find all kinds of advice. Save yourself the testing and get the scoop on six of the best natural ways to get healthy hair today.
Hair-Care Is In The Diet
The two most important nutrients for your hair are iron and protein. Hair cells are the fastest growing cells in the body but they are also the first ones to be affected if you don’t eat right. Include iron-rich foods like leafy vegetables, fish, pumpkin seeds, beans, chickpeas, soybeans and cereals in your diet. Consume protein to strengthen your hair in foods rich in amino acids like cheese, milk, soy, lentils, peas, quinoa and yogurt.
Preserve the natural oils in your hair by not washing it everyday. Whenever you do wash, apply some conditioner at the ends and try to use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner. Rinse the conditioner off with cold water as it is good for both the strength and shine of your locks. Wet hair needs to be handled with care because it is fragile and prone to breakage. Comb wet hair with a wide tooth comb and run it from the roots to the end of your hair as gently as possible.
Even though you should condition your hair after every wash, nothing works as good as a deep condition. Every so often wash and towel dry your hair. Then, take a generous amount of condition and apply it to the roots of your hair. Use a wide tooth comb to work it through your hair so the conditioner reaches everywhere. Pin the hair up and let it set in your hair from anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour. Thoroughly rinse your hair after and enjoy silky smooth hair.
Keep Away the Heat
Drying, straightening or curling your hair will damage the ends of the strands. You can often achieve the same looks you could with heat by using different strategic twists and clips in your hair and letting them air dry. But if you do use an iron or a curler, make sure to coat your hair in a serum.
Homemade Hair Masks
Hair masks will restore the oils and nutrients in your hair. They’re simple and low maintenance because you can sleep the night away in them. You can often find ingredients in your pantry to prepare you own, such as an egg, curd and mustard oil mask, an avocado and peppermint oil mask, or an olive oil, coconut oil and egg mask.
Oil Is The Answer
Oil gives a boost of minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids that strengthen your hair and promotes overall health. Try oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, or water from boiling curry leaves/ Chinese hibiscus flowers. Coconut oil comes most recommended. It can protect your hair from sun damage and dandruff as well as remove buildup from hair follicles to accelerate hair growth.
Do you feel like your hair is damaged? Call Sublime Salon today! We have many products and treatments that can give your hair the nutrients it needs!